We've been using the CompoKeeper in our house for a couple weeks now. Before, we didn't compost at all, mostly because we expected it to be messy and invite fruit flies into our house. Now, it's harder NOT to use the CompoKeeper, since you don't have to interrupt your flow to clear your work space when cooking -- the foot pedals eliminate any contact with messy waste and leave your hands free. Even after a couple days packed with food waste, we haven't seen a single fruit fly, and my dog doesn't try to get into it (not that it could - the bag clamps prevent that) because there's no odor to attract her! We're really enjoying the easy composting life style.